When done right, songs have a special way of blending beautifully with the pictures on screen. And the soundtrack to Normal People does just that. Perfectly complementing each scene, adding to the atmosphere, feelings and emotions of the characters. So what songs are on the Normal People soundtrack? And which are my favourite?
Like everyone who has watched it, I’ve fallen in love with Normal People. The BBC three and Hulu series is an adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel which tells the story of Marianne and Connell, two teenagers from rural Ireland who grow up and fall in love.
The twelve episode series follows them throughout their school and college years as they fall in and out being in a romantic relationship, but still somehow being very much part of each other’s lives.
It’s a captivating story and beautiful visuals had us hooked all the way through. I didn’t want it to end. I loved that it was unconventional, the bravery, insecurities and equality. At times the complicated and ongoing relationship between the two characters had us frustrated and always wanting the best for them.
Normal People Soundtrack
The purpose of this post isn’t to review the show (you can read a full review here). Instead, I wanted to showcase the mixed genre soundtrack that accompanied Normal People.
I’m just really missing going to gigs and since I’m not reviewing gigs on my blog, I thought I’d share my favourite tracks from the Normal People soundtrack.
My favourite tracks from the show
I remember watching the first episode of Normal People, Allan and I looking at each other when we heard “Warped Window” by Anna Mieke for the first time. I quickly turned on my phones Google assistance to listen and tell us what song was playing.
The Normal People soundtrack is a mix of classic and contemporary songs, which add a real sense of emotion and makes Normal People even more captivating.
I have so many favourite tracks from the show, which I have marked with **.
Here are all the songs from every episode of Normal People
Normal People Episode 1 Music
- “Hate Dah” by Super Silly
- “Dear SJ” by Alex Gough
- “Neverending Circles” by Chvrches **
- “Warped Window” by Anna Mieke **
Normal People Episode 2 Music
- “Did It To Myself” by Orla Gartland **
- “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap **
- “Men Behind the Wire” by The Barleycorn
- “Crazy World” by Aslan **
- “Horn” by Nick Drake
- “Angeles” by Elliott Smith **
Normal People Episode 3 Music
- “Maybe” by SOAK **
- “Hey Now (Arty Remix)” by London Grammar **
- “Gimme Life” by THAN and Victoria Liv **
- “I Never Got Off the Bus” by Tebi Rex
- “Disco Inferno” by SUPERfreak
- “Hate Dah” by Super Silly
- “Havin’ a Party” by Flipside
- “Only You” by Yazoo **
Normal People Episode 4 Music
- “Atomos XI” by A Winged Victory For the Sullen
- “Locked In” by The Lock-In
- “Talk About Nothing (Not Your Dope Remix)” by Cadre Cola
- “Deep Blue” by Mango x MathMan featuring Lisa Hannigan
- “You and I” by Caribou
- “Drop” by Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions **
- “Tell Me So” by The Orioles
- “Highs and Lows” by August Roads
- “Undertow” by Lisa Hannigan
Normal People Episode 5 Music
- “La Lune” by Billie Marten **
- “Dance 4 Sorrow” by Francis Lung **
- “Go Wild” by Friedberg
- “Nikes” by Frank Ocean
- “Skate” by Tycho
- “Make You Feel My Love” by Ane Brun
Normal People Episode 6 Music
- “Too Much” by Carly Rae Jepsen
- “I’m Happy Without You” by Ann Byers
- “Smoke” by Gia Margaret
- “It’s Alright” by delush featuring Strange Boy
- “I Know” by August Roads **
- “We Played Some Open Chords And Rejoiced, For The Earth Had Circled The Sun Yet Another Year” by A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Normal People Episode 7 Music
Normal People Episode 8 Music
Normal People Episode 9 Music
- “Rare” by Selena Gomez
- “Old Bear” by Cloth
- “Klangfall” by Joep Beving
- “99 Luftballons” by Nena **
- “Groovy Train” by The Farm **
- “Berlin” by RY X
- “Scene Suspended” by Jon Hopkins
Normal People Episode 10 Music
- “Love Really Hurts Without You” by Billy Ocean
- “Cannibal Tree” by Yenkee
- “Good Times” by Ellie Mae Rose
- “Everything I Am is Yours” by Villagers
Normal People Episode 11 Music
Normal People Episode 12 Music
- “The Subterranean Heart” by Mount Alaska
- “No Such Thing” by Yumi and the Weather **
- “Dogwood Blossom” by Fionn Regan
- “Can’t Move On” by Wild Youth **
- “Sometimes by” Goldmund
You can listen to the entire Normal People soundtrack on Spotify.
Did you watch Normal People? What songs from Normal People did you enjoy?